Record Players Alternative ways to recycle Illegal in Garbage, Recycling & Drains E-Waste As e-waste, record players can be disposed of through the County Household Hazardous Waste Program. If your record player is in good condition, consider donating it. Never Throw in the Garbage A record player contains hazardous material that can leach into the environment if improperly disposed of. Never throw them in the garbage. Alternative Ways to Recycle Best Buy's Electronics and Appliances Recycling Program Best Buy will recycle old record players and many other home electronics for free. They accept up to three items per day from each household. They also offer a trade-in program for more desired electronics. Find a location here. Ways to Reuse Donate to a Thrift Shop Drop off an unwanted record player at a local thrift store or give it away. Donating unwanted items extends their lifespans. Did You Know? "Turntablism" - Art Making Turntable Artists are transforming old record players into illustrators. They have reinvented “turntablism,” which is a word describing the act of using a turntable to draw revolving images.